I leave Hispaniola for a moment to comment on some goings on in California.A dear friend of mine, Peter Gabel, has dedicated his life to helping to build an inner city college in San Francisco, called New College, which served a population normally overlooked by mainstream colleges: older students, minorities, inner city populations.
It had expanded over the course of 37 years to include graduate schools in law, education and psychology. New College was based on a new paradigm, of cooperation, of consensus, of shared responsibility.
It was recently brought down by the very people whom it had served – by complaints of “irregularities” to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, which grant accreditation.
Law students are now sleeping in shelters.
I wonder whom has this served? Certainly not the students. Certainly not the underserved population that New College educated over the last four decades. Certainly not the interests of the progressive left.
Read the story, here.